Wait a minute, this looks familiar.. it’s as if he’s been here before. Don’t worry, though – Little Turtle isn’t lost!

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Oh, hello, little orchids! What a pleasant and serendipitous discovery. Mount Defiance seems to live up to its name, as these flowers, traditionally thought of as delicate and finicky, are growing so well. You go, orchids, four for you, orchids!

Ah, much better – a nice, normal, friendly wooden sign. No devil’s work, no bad History Channel reenactments. Phew! At Mount Defiance Trail in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. Little Turtle would like to think the mountain was named in defiance of starvation.